'Bottle Shock' on Serious Eats

Last Week's Contest Winners

The New Mediterranean Diet Cookbook: missmicker, jymbrittain, inismom, emf77, pjlein. Bottle Shock: dusksunset, hmcnally, HeartofGlass. Winners have been notified by email and also appear on our Contest Winners page. Thanks to everyone who entered!... More

Weekend DVD Giveaway: 'Bottle Shock'

Bottle Shock is the story of the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976. Also known as The Judgment of Paris, it was a blind-tasting organized to pit California wines against their French counterparts. When the judges—nine French, one British, and one American—rated the California wines best in each category, it put Napa Valley wines on the map. If you haven't seen it, Bottle Shock is a charming and funny movie with a great ensemble cast (Bill Pullman, Alan Rickman, Eliza Dushku, and Dennis Farina, among others)—one that food and wine lovers would do well in checking out (or checking out again). It comes out on DVD February 3 (bonus features include a behind-the-scenes featurette, an inside look at Napa's Chateau... More

In Videos: Trailer for the Wine Film 'Bottle Shock'

If Sideways didn't quench your thirst for a wine flick, look out for Bottle Shock. Based on the "Judgment of Paris" in 1976, a British wine merchant (played by Alan Rickman) travels to Napa Valley—not yet synonymous with good wine—to check out the small wine scene and is left so impressed that he decides to conduct a blind taste test between California and French wine. The movie premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival and will be released in theaters August 6, 2008. Check out the trailer after the jump.... More

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